An affordable approach to a healthy workplace
April 24, 2017
When you’re busy running your business, it can be easy to forget the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and stress management for yourself and your employees. Before you know it, your employees are trying to meet deadlines while running on coffee, doughnuts, fast-food lunches, and junk from a...
How to stay sane and productive while telecommmuting
April 12, 2017
At first blush, working at home sounds pretty dreamy: no traffic to battle, no time-sucking coworkers—just you, your computer, and possibly your pet. Working from home definitely has its advantages, for both employees and employers. A 2013 experiment run by professors at Stanford University and...
Help coworkers of all stripes get along and be productive
March 27, 2017
Political discussions are unavoidable these days, even at work. Last month we looked at how old boundaries have dissolved in the vitriol of the 2016 election and how employees can navigate this new landscape with their coworkers. But what if you are the boss? (Or the manager or supervisor?) Your...
How food in the office impacts productivity
February 23, 2017
Did you know that work quality and efficiency is affected by the foods employees eat during the day? What if I told you that studies have found that food choices directly correlate with how productive, engaged, and creative people are? Wouldn’t you want to invest in foods that will help your...
Do the old rules about not talking politics at work still hold?
February 21, 2017
During 2016’s long and grueling presidential campaign, millions of Americans with widely different opinions had at least one thought in common: “At least this will all be over soon!” So much for that crazy dream, huh? As the early days of the Trump administration play out, the amount of political...
Six easy ways to make your workplace healthier
January 11, 2017
Unless your job is leading group runs to the health food store to buy organic vegetables and teach people how to cook them, chances are your job is not making you healthier. Here are six easy ways to mitigate the damage that office work can wreak on your body. Take your lunch. We’ve said it many...
Ten ways to get your office into the holiday spirit
November 16, 2016
Are you having a hard time feeling merry this holiday season? Here are 10 simple ways to share the spirit of the season with your workplace, from giving back to your community to just having fun. Happy holidays from The FruitGuys! Put Up a Giving Tree The most rewarding part of the holiday season...
How to survive an open-office floor plan
October 26, 2016
If you type “open-office floor plans” into Google, you might be surprised by the headlines that pop up: “The Post-Cubicle Office and Its Discontents”; “Why Agencies Should Rethink the Open-Office Plan”; “The Open-Office Trap”; “The Open-Office Trend Is Destroying the Workplace.” The open-office...
Exploring the meaning of work in America
September 28, 2016
What do you do all day and what does it mean to you? Many of us move from job to job, project to project, customer to customer, or widget to widget without giving it much thought. How does what we do all day reflect meaning in our life? Is what we do all day important? And to whom? In his...
Office etiquette for the election season
September 21, 2016
The 2016 presidential election season is the most divisive in recent memory. Every day there seems to be a new controversy or a new reason to dislike a candidate, prompting emotional reactions that swing between bleak resignation and a fiery desire for change. And that’s just how the news makes us...